Take part in our Conservation Conversations

Conservation Conversations is a new short film using archive footage from our collections, capturing and revealing the shifting concerns over the decades about issues that radically impact on our environment. We're asking you to share your views and get involved in the conversation - and also help us to build a new collection of contemporary footage that reflects a range of perspectives of people today.

Bradford on Film - DVD on sale now!

If you missed out on the Bradford on Film screening at Bradford Cathedral, we’re delighted to announce the Bradford on Film DVD is on sale now! The DVD, presented by Bradfordian, Christa Ackroyd, tells the story of the people, places, industries, traditions, celebrations, major events and everyday working lives across the decades, all captured on film and revealed once again for everyone to see and enjoy.

Hull on Film DVD

Are you searching for the ideal Christmas present for a Hullensian?  Well, look no further than our Hull on Film DVD, packed full of fascinating footage of Hull dating from the early 1900s up to 1980!  The DVD is priced at £10 (plus £2 postage and packing), and all proceeds from sales go straight back into the preservation of the films – so every purchase helps to safeguard mor

Newcastle on Film - now available on DVD!

There’s nowhere on earth quite like Newcastle - and now, thanks to overwhelming demand, you can enjoy the moving story of the city as captured on film over the past 100 years, with our astonishing new DVD revealing ‘Newcastle on Film’.

Help us to preserve York's film heritage

Do something special for York!

YFA are asking for your help to support us in a very special campaign to preserve the rich film heritage of the city, and create a permanent legacy for everyone to see and enjoy, far into the future.

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Archive Picks


A Tyne Tees Television news magazine report transmitted 19 November 1968 on a new production of William Shakespeare’s Richard II taking place at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle by the Prospect Theatre Company with an interview with the lead actor Ian McKellen.

The report begins on stage at...

Film ID: 21823 Year: 1968